101 Uses For Duct Tape

Duct Tape, what useful stuff. You bought a bunch to hold your basement ductwork together. But, what to do with those leftover rolls? Well, to find out, I asked a few hundred “new friends” that I met at a recent convention. The creative brainpower was inspiring as they came up with 101…and here they are, the most resourceful activities ever devised:

1. Glasses. An acceptable way to get through to your next emergency optometry appointment…as long as you don’t bump into anyone you actually know.

2. Tent repair. Save your camping trip should a tent pole break or the canvas rip.

3. Canoe patch. An ingenious fellow saved his five day canoe trip by duct taping a massive first-day hole that developed. The pressure from the water (outside) helped to hold the tape in place. He re-taped each night. The canoe was so badly battered at the end of the trip that he left it there. The unused duct tape roll made it home.

4. Tear in your Gortex. Rainwater dripping into a torn seam is one irritating thing.

5. Guerrilla-waxing for the ultimate outdoorswoman.

6. Secure the mouth of a 12′ alligator, as done by the Florida Power and Light while working at the Orlando Airport.

7. Clothes line in the middle of nowhere from those handy Boy Scout Folks.

8. “X” your luggage for easier identification among the hundreds of other luggage in the airport luggage pickup carousel.

9. As used by Homeland security….foot placement markers in the airport screening areas.

10. Reflective jogging tape.

11. Patch your beach ball or kiddie pool.

12. Hurricane force-rated kite string.

13. Bicycle seat repair.

14. Practical joke toilet paper.

15. No gunny sack for the sack race? Tape contestants legs together instead.

16. Catch a bug. I mean, if you’ve been shipwrecked and you’re really bored.

17. Church “Seat Belt” for visiting nephew.

18. Window screen “hole” tape.

19. Keep your water cooler waterproof.

20. Pimp out your son’s tricycle.

21. Band-Aid on the spot. Precautions should be taken during the “rip-off”. Do remember that your skin can’t breathe through it.

22. Pull out a splinter.

23. Secure an ice pack to your swollen ankle while hiking.

24. Sunscreen for bald guys.

25. Ski bindings. Tape your ski boots down should you break a binding.

26. Keep yourself warm. Wrap duct tape around your waist should the zipper on your one piece ski suit or snowmobile suit break.

27. Wart remover. Put duct tape on wart. Remove tape and scrub area each night until wart is gone. The wart actually suffocates.

28. Substitute for fly paper.

29. Broken Pencils. Tape the break or eraser for extended life.

30. Book binders.

31. Label stuff.

32. Stick pictures up in your locker.

33. College student holder. Truly! A post-architectural student reportedly taped a fellow student up about 2′ on a wall. Also, holds up smart-ass naval officers.

34. Wild party beer security system. Duct tape your beer to your hand.

35. Tape around your cold soda to help keep it cool.

36. Potato chip bag sealer.

37. Create impromptu sporting event field lines.

38. Mark your blind date (a twin) so you know which one is yours.

39. Mark the center line in your dorm room for territorial purposes.

40. Stop your roommate from talking.

41. Bookmarker. Fold a section of tape in half.

42. Staple replacement.

43. Ceiling fan chain extender.

44. Bird house roofing system

45. Dog leash. The puppy chewed through the required legal restraint. Fast thinking and some duct tape kept this responsible pet owner from a ticket.

46. Make a dog toy. Cover newspaper in various shapes for more interesting toys.

47. Train your cat to keep off your table by adhering the tape to the table edges (sticky side up).

48. Secure your son’s pet snake lid down for added peace of mind for your visiting mother-in-law.

49. Remove the tape from your son’s pet snake’s lid to ensure a timely departure of your visiting mother-in-law.

50. Patching a pocket or torn pants. Keeps the important stuff in.

51. Lint roller. Use when running out the door to an important date or meeting.

52. Metallic looking boots. A daughter used duct tape on her boots for a “trashion-fashion statement” when going to a show.

53. Make a spaceman’s suit.

54. Hold mannequins wigs in place.

55. Repair smashed pumpkins.

56. Create “Faux” Knives, Swords and Shields for effect.

57. School play set fixer-upper.

58. Hold the paper towel dispenser together in men’s restrooms.

59. Hold the “Out of Order” sign up over the urinals that don’t work, in the men’s public restrooms.

60. Shoe flopping? Boots clopping? No need.

61. Blister prevention. Soften the inner heel of your new dress shoes.

62. Jock strap. (Who thinks of these things?)

63. Suspenders, belt.

64. Wallet or purse handle repair.

65. Make your pants bigger.

66. Make your pants smaller.

67. Gift Wrap Tape. There are some great colors even purple. Check it out.

68. Photo and Poster Tape. Drywall repair time saver tip: Use on windows.

69. Repairs, vacuum cleaner hose, steam cleaner hose and garden hose.

70. Instant rope for tying down that Big Box Store impulse purchase.

71. Temporary Baby Proofer. Softened sharp furniture corners and cover electrical outlets.

72. Diaper tape substitute.

73. Diet Assistant. Tape your refrigerator shut at night.

74. Glass safety. House or car broken windows to hold or cover jagged edges.

75. Picture Framing Tape: Seal the back of the picture for a more “professional” job.

76. Quick Temporary Fix for car or truck fenders. One van driver made from Michigan to Tennessee without having to re-tape up his front fender.

77. Re-attach your muffler or tail pipe.

78. Re-attach your rear view mirror, side mirror, radio antenna……

79. Uninsured motorist friend for securing broken out side/rear windows.

80. Create a mud flap.

81. Make a tow rope.

82. Spare Keys. Tape the spare house key in a secret spot to avoid the ‘lost keys’ panic or to allow a neighbor to check on the house while away.

83. Be a Hero. Tape a secret spare key to the underside of the wife’s car. When she calls because she locked the key in the car. Instant rescue. And you didn’t even have to leave home.

84. Hold your mailbox to your post after a tornado, or wild driver accident.

85. Wrap your aluminum garden tool handles with duct tape to prevent the oxidized grey stuff from getting on your hands.

86. Quickie crime scene tape.

87. Reinforcement for paper plates.

88. Mark the handle of the decaf coffee pot so it is easily identifiable from regular.

89. Reinforce old packing boxes.

90. Hold the back on the TV remote.

91. Tape up a mirror over the bed for a more romantic evening.

92. Quickie hinge.

93. Hold down loose carpet.

94. Secure wiring or chords down across the floor to avoid tripping.

95. Patch a vinyl siding hole.

96. Hold rubber roofing seams together until you can get the roofing sealer.

97. Secure a political poster picture up for dart practice.

98. Paint a straight edge, a substitute for blue painters tape.

99. Make lawn ornaments.

100. Prom dress. Yep, just Google it.

101. Use as a metaphor (sticky and inexpensive) for marketing your business…as in “Duct Tape Marketing”!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Build Your Very Own Tiki Bar!

There are many pleasures in life that can bring a person happiness. I’m here to tell you 5 of the many benefits of building and owning your very own tiki bar. I speak from personal experience when I say that my own tiki bar has made me happier, saved me money, and even made me healthier! Bear with me and think long and hard about the reasoning behind each of these reasons.

Project– Can you think of the last project around the house that you worked long and hard on and once the project was completed, you felt incredibly happy and full of joy? Maybe it was some labor intensive landscaping, maybe it was some sort of remodeling to make your house look better, maybe it was something as simple as cleaning the entire house until it was spotless in preparation for guests. Whatever the case, you took on a project and once it was completed you felt satisfaction and you could enjoy the fruits of your labor. Building a tiki bar is no different and may even be more beneficial. I say it may be beneficial because of all of the reasons listed in this article! As you will read, it will bring you years of enjoyment by saving you money, adding value to friendships, increasing your property value and even making you happier! Just like a simple project around the house, once you complete this fun project, you will be satisfied through its use for years to come.

Money– Believe it or not, your own backyard bar will save you money. If you are reading this, then I am assuming that like most people, you enjoy entertainment, socializing, and take pleasure in an adult beverage from time to time. If you are like most people, you partake in the above enjoyments at a restaurant, grill or bar. Eating and drinking at restaurants and bars on a frequent basis can get very expensive and costly. Now imagine if you had a place in your very own back yard to entertain, socialize and enjoy an adult beverage from your home! I know that once I built mine, I instantly saw the savings by eating, drinking and socializing at home instead of at the pricy restaurants and bars around town.

Friends– Its not secret that exciting, fun and interesting people are typically some of the biggest social butterflies with the most friends. Its also no secret that having a fun and interesting place to socialize such as a tiki bar of your very own is exciting and entertaining. Therefore, if you want to have a good time with you current friends and even make new and exciting friends, then having a tiki bar in your back yard is the perfect way to do this! Let me run this brain buster by you to prove it. If you agree that Popularity = Excitement, and Excitement = A Tiki Bar, then A Tiki Bar = Popularity! You may have to reread that and think long and hard about it. But once you figure it out, you will realize your own tiki bar will promote memories and lasting friendships!

Adding Value– There are many things that you can do to a house to add some value and some extra appeal. Some people build nice decks, some people have expensive stone patios. Bottom line is, a place to congregate and socialize outside is appealing to almost everyone which brings an added value and appeal to your house. A nice tiki bar is about as good as it gets when you want to relax and socialize outside with family or friends on a nice day. Therefore, this project will add value and appeal.

Its Healthy– I have saved the most compelling for last. You may be asking yourself how in the world owning a tiki bar could actually be healthy. If you haven’t figured it out by now, take a look back at reasons 1 through 4 and think about it. Still don’t know? All of these reasons promote happiness and take stress out of life! Since the dawn of man, we have been looking for the best ways to be comfortable, care and stress free. It is human nature to be stress free and pursue happiness. This day in age it is no secret that too much stress encourages illness and the healthiest people out there are often the least stressed. So whets the bottom line? Having your own tiki bar can and will bring you happiness, value and an overall better life!

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10×12 Shed Plans – The Secret to Making an Affordable 10×12 Shed

Let’s face it; woodworking is a tricky business, and as if the amount of costs involved wasn’t enough, the learning curve that comes with is enough to intimidate anyone who is confronted with the task of making a 10×12 Shed all by himself. However little do you know that you can easily out -maneuver these drawbacks with a little creativity and research! Yes there are excellent workarounds to even the most challenging aspects of making a shed and here those shall be discussed. The secret to making a good shed is good research, plain and simple, the more you know the better your decisions, and consequently the more you will get out of your shed making experience.

The first option that you have when making a shed is to get an off the shelf, ready to assemble kit and install it in your backyard, while these might be very easy to setup, they are by no means the cheapest. Ready to assemble shed kits are really expensive and do not offer a lot of creativity to people trying to install them. So if you are particular in your demands and/or are low on cash, you will definitely be looking for other options.

You can however make a shed all by yourself and from scratch. At first this seem rather intimidating, however it really is not. The main difference between making a readymade 10×12 shed and making one yourself is that in the former you have all the material neatly packed in a box and in the latter you have to source it yourself, in which case you can get all the material that goes into making a shed from any local hardware store. Making a shed all by yourself also allows you to control the costs which is one of the critical advantages of making a shed all by yourself. Also because you are making the 10×12 shed yourself you can add in some creative inputs yourself.

The first thing that you need to do is get some good 10×12 shed plans. These can be sourced from either the internet or the local home improvement store. It will help if you know what flavors 10×12 shed plans come in – Gable, Gambrel, Lean and Salt Box. Because a 10×12 shed is a fairly large construction you will need to get either a Gable or a Gambrel type storage shed plan as these are ideally suited to the task.

Next you will need to get all the material, for this you simply need to follow the instructions on your 10×12 shed plans. No 10×12 shed plan comes with a list of materials and tools that cannot be purchased from any local hardware store. Also doing so will allow you to keep the costs down.

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Years ago, I looked into DIY solar power kits to help offset my utility bills. I finally decided to jump into the “going green” fray and do my part in helping the environment. I was determined to learn how to build my own solar panels and solar water-heating units. I found the information and instructions I needed, in an e-Book I purchased online.

Reading the e-Book –I realized just how simple the whole process is, and was amazed how so many people choose to have professional installers charge them huge amounts to perform something so simple. The e-Book provided me with all the information and instructions required to assemble a complete solar panel and water heating system.

Constructing the Simplest DIY Project First –I first tackled learning how to heat my family’s water because solar water heating systems are so basic and simple to fabricate. Over the course of one weekend, I was able to assemble the materials and had a fully functional solar hot water system up and running. The return on my small investment was immediately paying for itself. Just using the sun’s warmth each day was replacing a substantial percentage of my utility bill every month.

Fabricating Solar Panels –Before I was informed, I always thought solar power generation was a complex system to turn the sun’s rays into electricity; however, it turns out, it is not. I purchased my DIY solar power kits and simply assembled them. A whole house solar power generating system is nothing more than a series of simple solar panels all connected together. I wanted to build a small system at first, to offset only part of my daily utility bill, and connected together a small number of solar panels. As time went by, I expanded the size of my solar power system by simply adding more panels together.

I eventually over-built my solar power generating system and sold the excess power to my local electric company (they are required by law to purchase any renewable energy available for sale). This not only allows me free energy for my home 24 hours each day, but also a check from the neighborhood electric company each month.

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10 Simple Home Maintenance Tips That Could Save You Big

With a new year approaching, I have made a list of simple home maintenance projects, that could save you big

If you are like me finding the time and the motivation, to do simple things sometimes get lost. My list is just a reminder to myself to set aside time to do the simple stuff,that could save big down the road. I will be posting detailed instructions in the coming weeks for each of these tasks so check back often if you need a little help.

1) Clean gutters:gutters function as means to move water off your roof and away from your home regular cleaning is essential to insure the integrity of your roofing and foundations

2) Service garage doors:Overlooked by many homeowners garage door will function properly for years with simple maintenance

3) Drain and flush Water heater:Simple draining of a water heater will extend its,life by several years

4) Service garage disposal:Often taken for granted by homeowners, there are some basic,tips for cleaning and maintaining for extended use

5) Check home for energy loss:Checking around windows and doors for drafts could save substantially on energy cost

6) Clean coils on Heat and air unit:Simple cleaning of coils on condenser units,will help extended the life of your Heat and air unit

7) Re-mulching landscaping:Save lots of time weeding and improves the overall curb appeal of your home

8) Change filters on Heat and air:replacing the filters return air ducts inside your home will reduce energy costs and extend the life of your units.

9) Treat septic system regularly: Huge expense if system fails,adding a additive once a month will help the system operate properly

10) Crawl space inspection:Inspection of crawl spaces yearly, looking for water leaks, damaged joists, or signs of termite signs could save big if caught early.

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8 Things You Should Consider When Renovating Your Home

1. Plan your renovation properly and stick to your plans, as changing your mind during a project can be costly and can really slow down your progress.

Ensure you apply for and get permission, if needed, from the correct regulatory bodies for your project before you begin work. You will not want have to undo any hard work you undertake because of a technicality.

Don’t try to take on a whole property at once, you should work on one room at a time ideally. That being said, don’t blow your budget on a single room. New homeowners especially, find this very easy to do. You can initially finish a room and go back to add decoration or other finishing touches later on.

2. Always double, and even triple, check all your measurements and remember that judging perception can be very difficult for an untrained eye.

Whether you are measuring for new stairs, doors, kitchen units, or even just so you can organise your furniture in a different way, accurately measuring is always vital. If measurements are just slightly off it can mean that things don’t fit properly and the finish will not look good. The key to an expensive and professional looking finish, even when working to a tight budget, it accurate measuring and taking note of each dimension. Spending that extra time at the start of the project can save you a lot of time and money later down the line.

Ensure that larger installations will actually suit the space. Overly large units, fireplaces, staircases and other installations can ruin the look and feel of a room, and it can be difficult to judge how they will look before they are fitted.

3. Always have a contingency as well as an estimate for costs and materials.

You will want to have a ballpark figure of what you want to spend at the start of a project, but you should always prepare for overspending. Things can change and things can go wrong for any project and if you run out of money before things are finished it can turn a small problem into a disaster.

You must also allow for breakages and over cuts of materials. It’s advisable to order more than you need and return unused items. Things that can easily be cut short by mistake or broken include moulding strips, such as dado and picture rails, stair spindles and handrails lengths and flooring panels.

4. Remember the unseen details. Skimping on the features that aren’t actually visible can be a big mistake in the long run.

Never ignore structural faults, like cracked walls, as this could create more work in the future. Having things such as adequate drainage, heating and ventilation are absolutely crucial in all properties.

Other details to consider are things such as high-quality underlay for floors or linings for wallpaper can have a real benefit. Opting for underfloor heating rather than a luxury rug will keep your feet warmer for longer. Tackle the mundane first and work on the finished decoration later.

5. Consider all options when looking at materials generally. Cost, longevity and appearance should all be considered.

Hardwood floors are popular and can look stunning, but if you have kids and pets, or even if an area has high traffic, laminates may actually be much more suitable. You may also be surprised by the quality, feel and strength of modern laminate and vinyl flooring options.

Granite worktops can look stunning, but you should look around and consider that cheaper options as well.

Choosing the wrong paint or wood care product can cause problems and might require you to do regular touch-ups. Bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms will need moisture resistant paints. Doors and windows need to be finished correctly at installation and also maintained over time to ensure they last as long as possible.

Remember sometimes it pays to choose the more expensive, longer lasting options, but not always, so do your research.

6. It doesn’t always pay to go for the cheapest options. This goes for materials, furnishings, tools and contractors.

You should shop around and consider all options. Cheaper materials might actually cost more in the long run if they don’t last, and you should always look at references and genuine examples of work with contractors as well as prices.

If you are undertaking any work yourself it will pay to invest in some high-quality tools to ensure high standards are met. These tools will usually come in handy at other times later on.

7. Don’t be afraid of rearranging more permanent fittings and appliances, such as plumbed features. Adapting the layout of your bathroom or kitchen can have some real benefits in the long run that will outweigh the effort it takes initially. You may be surprised how easy it actually is to move a toilet or shower, and it can make a huge difference to the feel of the room.

8. The latest trend may not always suit your home’s style and may not always be practical. You should always consider the heritage and the overall structure of your property and respect it. Some design schemes will just not suit every home.

You will also find that if you follow the latest trends too closely you can shorten the lifespan of a room as trends change quickly and you can find yourself with something that suddenly looks dated not long after it’s finished. Consider choosing a simple base design for a room that you can easily add accessories to when you want to incorporate the latest style choices.

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7 Secrets Relieved – Building a Backyard Shed Kit

In building a shed out of backyard shed kit, there are few elements you should consider while sitting in your chair and before starting your work. Many people would ask me:” OK, I have decided to build a shed in my backyard now. Where should I start?

Here are few guidelines that will help you in planning your backyard shed kit location:

1. First you should decide what are you going to use the shed for?

2. Is there a need for a building permit? – You can check it with the planning and building office in your area. It would be a waist of effort and money if you will have to destroy it or rebuild it in another location.

3. The position of the sun in your backyard will have a great influence about the ability to use it later. If you are planning a workshop, I would locate it in a shaded place. However, if you are going to use the structure of your backyard shed kit as a greenhouse it may require more sun.

4. Running water in the shed will enlarge it purpose. Workshop will probably will require water. It will be much more economical to plan your shed near water supply instead of running one cross your backyard.

5. I would consider examining having in the shed electricity and maybe a phone line too. Perhaps you could locate building your backyard shed kit close to the phone service.

6. Mud in winter is one decision where you should locate the shed door. To keep it clean it would be a good idea to build it next to a path.

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When you first heard of electromagnetic energy you possibly had no idea what it even was. Maybe it has something to do with magnets? Maybe even a collection of giant Magnets! Jk But if you had any idea on the true understanding of this energy source you would be amazed.

Fact #1: Electromagnetic radiation causes both electric and magnetic fields at all times. So this is how we begin to understand it true power.

Fact #2: It was first recorded by Hans Christian Orsted, a Danish physicist and chemist. He discovered it by using his compass and then turning on the battery!

Fact #3: There are 9 types of electromagnetic waves which produce energy and can be used for different purpose’s other then power your home.

I’m telling you these Facts because I want to let you know that this is real and not something make believe or some gimmick. This is a awesome energy source that has been purposely surpassed by unknown people, but their are theories behind it. This source has been used before by civilization and was able to give power for them as well. As to what they were powering scientist are still debating to this day but we do know for a fact that it has been used.

How could such a cheap and limitless power supply just be forgotten and vanish, you ask? Well just think about that for a second and you should realize that the energy business is a trillion dollar a year business! Now that’s a lot of money to risk if the masses discover a free way to power their homes,cars, or anything else that might need energy.

Slowly but surly we as a great country are coming to terms with our energy crisis. Yet is the government moving to slow to actually turn it around so millions of Americans will not have to go cold,starve, and lastly die because of not enough power to go around. You may be thinking that can’t happen in the USA but you are dead wrong my friend. Recently in California that was a blackout that lasted weeks because of power outages caused by not enough supply. I could go on and on with different instances of energy shortages being a real and scary problem for states, countries, and even The US of A.

How well do you feel right now that if the power to your house would be shut off, you could survive? That your groceries would last, your lights could turn back on, or how long could you keep warm in the winter? Can you really say right now that life would be fine and dandy for you. If so great job and keep up the good work. But if not? Join the millions of others whose lives depend on our power being provided for us, at a steep, growing cost, but nonetheless.

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12-Volt Solar Panels – How They Can Be Used To Power Up Your Boat or Recreational Vehicles (RV)

12-volt solar panels are the ideal solution for your power needs on boats and on recreational vehicles. This is because of their size and portability. They can be used together with your lead acid (or sealed lead acid) cells to serve every function you desire on your mobile home.

Solar panels are also known as photovoltaic (PV) panels. They are reliable and virtually maintenance free. Technology has also made PV panels more reliable than before. Thus they can now convert solar energy in a very efficient manner.

PV panels require solar radiation, thus they are most ideal for outdoor use. Boats and recreational vehicles are constantly exposed to the sun. Thus this makes them ideal candidates for solar panels to be fitted on.

There are many ways you can use PV panels. You can use them to supplement your energy needs, or you can use them to replace your generator altogether. The possibility of this happening depends on how much you are willing to spend, and how much space you have to install PV panels on your vehicle or watercraft.

There are many advantages to using solar power rather than fossil fuel:

1. You will not need to worry about diesel for your generators nor bring this noisy equipment for servicing every now and then. With solar panels, you can literally setup and forget about them.

2. You can stop pollution. This refers to air pollution as well as noise pollution. Have you noticed how much noise your generator produces and how much vibration it contributes to your boat hull?

3. You can chip in your effort to stop global warming. This is obvious. If everyone uses solar power for their energy needs, there will be lesser greenhouse gases released into the environment. Thus global warming will become less of an issue and the sea water level will not rise at such a dramatic rate.

4. PV panels can trickle charge your batteries so you will never have flat batteries while your big toys are in storage.

When buying solar panels, you have to be careful about its specifications and packaging. If you are going to mount PV panels on your recreational vehicle, make sure that they can withstand the vibrations coming from the vehicle.

If you are going to use your PV panels on board your boat, you obviously have to take note of vibration issues as well. You will also need to make sure your PV panel frame is not made of materials prone to corrosion. If the PV panels are made of stainless steel or plastic, please enquire to find out if they are suitable for marine environment. This is because there are different grades of stainless steel and different types of polymers used to manufacture plastic.

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5 Things You Can Do With a Rotary Tool Kit

A rotary tool kit is a useful set for detailing and repairs around the home. Dremel rotary tools are particularly useful for detail work on flourishes and furniture. These charming and personalized details can add feelings of warmth and welcome to your home. Also useful for sculptors and artists, the tool kit is a capable tool meant for versatile detail work.

Buffing

A tool kit is excellent for buffing. This allows you to smooth out uneven surfaces on both handcrafted and store-purchased objects. Have you ever seen a small sculpture, shelf or picture frame for sale due to one small rough edge? With the Dremel 300, you can buy such an item on discount and buff out rough edges and small nicks. This is also useful for combating the effects of daily wear on objects such as table corners.

Carving

If you’re interested in making or altering your own furniture, crown molding or other home design feature, the rotary tool kit can help you carve. This is especially helpful for anyone with an artistic eye. With the carving attachment, you can delicately embellish furniture or wood crafts.

Cutting

Dremel rotary tools are excellent for precision cutting. If you’re looking to install a ceiling fan or hanging lamp, the Dremel 300 can help you cut the right-sized hole. When cutting is important for custom projects, consider a rotary tool.

Drilling

When you’re focusing on an important art or home improvement project, switching tools can prove distracting. With a rotary tool kit, you can simply add a drill bit attachment to the tool. This is great for adding shelves, pictures or light fixtures to your home-or for assembling and repairing furniture.

Routing

If you’re interested in edging or engraving your projects to add a personal touch, the rotary tool kit can assist you with routing. The Dremel 300 produces smooth, clean lines.

The Dremel 300 can also help you increase your efficiency. Since the tool kit handles multiple jobs, you need only switch individual pieces and attachments. This allows you to focus on your project at hand-not tracking multiple tools as you take long pauses to find them. Consider using one tool to save on time and space.

Mark is an avid woodworker and all around handyman. If you are a professional craftsman or just have a lot of projects around the house, the Dremel 300 [http://www.dremel300.net] may be the perfect all in one tool for you.